New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced By Premier

New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced By Premier

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

New COVID-19 Restrictions Begin As Schools Move Towards Online Learning

Victor P Taffa

New South Wales Government has taken significant new steps to increase restrictions across the state triggering the next level of enforcement necessary to fight COVID-19.

Following the decisions made by National Cabinet, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the shutdown to protect New South Wales citizens.

“I understand many in the community are worried, and these changes will affect everyday lives, and may be upsetting.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“These decisions will make us all safer, they are taken with the health of all citizens in mind, and they must be taken now.”

“If you have the capacity to work from home, you should do so.” Premier Berejiklian said.

In line with health advice, from midday today, the following non-essential activities and businesses will be temporarily shut down:

  • Pubs, registered clubs
  • Gyms, indoor sporting venues
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
  • Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
  • Religious gatherings, places of worship (excluding small weddings and funerals that comply with the 4m2 rule, which can proceed).

It is important to note essential gatherings at places such as hospitals, workplaces, constructions sites and for public transport are exempt and will continue.

As confirmed last night by the Prime Minister schools will remain open, based on health advice, which has not changed.

From tomorrow, in New South Wales, for practical reasons, parents are encouraged to keep their children at home.

“Nearly 30 % of children are already being kept out of school, for practical reasons New South Wales is encouraging parents to keep their children at home.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“This will ensure there is only one unit of work, whether the student is at home or at school.”

“No child will be turned away from school.” Premier Berejiklian said.